Liverpool Court of Passage
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Liverpool Court of Passage

The Liverpool Court of Passage was, at the time of its abolition, a local court of record which actively exercised a civil jurisdiction comparable to or greater than that of the county court for the district in which it was situated.[1]

Procedure

The procedure of this court was amended by the Liverpool Court of Passage Act 1896 (59 & 60 Vict c 21).

Jurisdiction

As to the jurisdiction of this court, see the Liverpool Corporation Act 1921 (11 & 12 Geo. 5. c. lxxiv.).

Admiralty jurisdiction

See sections 2 to 4 of the Administration of Justice 1956.

Abolition

The Liverpool Court of Passage was abolished by section 43(1)(b) of the Courts Act 1971.

Offices

Any judicial or other office in the Liverpool Court of Passage was abolished by section 44(1)(b) of the Courts Act 1971.

Section 44(2) conferred a power to make regulations to provide for the compensation of persons who suffered loss of employment or loss or diminution of emoluments attributable to the effect of section 44(1)(b) or to the abolition of the Liverpool Court of Passage.

Transitional provisions

Transitional provisions were made by section 43(2) of, and Part III of Schedule 5 to the Courts Act 1971.

Public Records

Records of the Liverpool Court of Passage are public records within the meaning of the Public Records Act 1958.[2]

See also

References

  • Halsbury's Laws of England, First Edition, Volume 9
  • Walter Peel. The Jurisdiction and Practice of the Court of Passage of the City of Liverpool. Henry Young and Sons. Liverpool. 1909. Revised Edition. 1934.
  • J H Layton. The Court of Passage of the City of Liverpool. Liverpool Central Stationery and Print Co. 1904.
  • Charles Russell. The Practice of the Court of Passage of the Borough of Liverpool. Rockliff Bros. Liverpool. 1862.
  1. ^ This is asserted by section 43(1) of the Courts Act 1971.
  2. ^ This is the effect of paragraph 4(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958, as read with paragraph 4(1B)(b) of that Schedule (as inserted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004).

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